WBC get how high with prednisone?

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hukleberrie
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   Posted 2/4/2008 4:11 AM (GMT -7)   
I had some blood work done recently & my WBC & neutrophils were high. I was just getting done with taking prednisone for a few days & was told this would affect the results. How much can it make the WBC rise? My WBC have doubled what they were a few months ago.

Trsora1
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   Posted 2/4/2008 12:19 PM (GMT -7)   
mine would just go up a few points nothing that high. But yeah dr. told me the same thing from steriods.

hukleberrie
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   Posted 2/4/2008 1:01 PM (GMT -7)   
Mine was 8 before & now it's 15.2. I am waiting to hear the results of my latest labs. They wanted to check it again....

Anyone else get theirs to go up that high?

chroniemomx2
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   Posted 2/4/2008 2:51 PM (GMT -7)   
I don't really think that is really high....mine was around there when I was on pred. And it was 35 when I had an abscess..

hukleberrie
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   Posted 2/4/2008 3:55 PM (GMT -7)   
I know it's not THAT high. Just nearly double what it was before. I had a severe kidney infection in June & my WBC count was only 17.2, even with a kidney infection!

Must just be the prednisone then. I was on 20 mg, and when I had the blood draw, I was weaning off (I only took it for 7 days). I am sure the new labs will show a reduced WBC count... I thought I would hear on the results today, but I guess I have to wait until tomorrow!

chroniemomx2
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   Posted 2/4/2008 4:06 PM (GMT -7)   
You can always call the lab. Mine always has the results the next day, as do my dr....keep us posted.

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   Posted 2/4/2008 4:24 PM (GMT -7)   
My WBC count went up to 24 while on pred. That's why it's so important to let all concerned know that you are taking them...
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hukleberrie
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   Posted 2/4/2008 4:47 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh, everyone knows I was taking the prednisone. The doctor just wanted to recheck it, she figured it was from the prednisone. They are rechecking my serum protein again, too, since that was high. I will post the latest labs when I hear.

hukleberrie
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   Posted 2/6/2008 2:24 PM (GMT -7)   
I got my ER labs back & those were 2 days after this lab with elevated WBC was taken. Protein & Albumin were normal (even though I was VERY dehydrated & had to have IV!!?! They were way off 2 days before. It's really weird.) The WBC were high, but not as high as 2 days before, so I am sure it was just the Prednisone. My potassium was low. Sodium was right on the line of being low (137 - bottom without being abnormal). CPK (not sure what this is) was low, but I guess that's good. It was <20 & it should be 30-135. MCH was high. Not sure what that is either.

Everything seems okay, though, I guess. This sinus infection is not clearing up though. Grrr.....

Veronica Ballerina
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   Posted 2/13/2008 7:07 PM (GMT -7)   
I am Pred 60mg and my WBC is super hight, 25k also my Protein C is hight too 26, nasd plaquettes in 860k...
Veronica Nunes - 27 years - Brazil


hukleberrie
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   Posted 2/14/2008 3:37 AM (GMT -7)   
I am still having the high WBC and I am not on prednisone, my GI yesterday said it was due to the IBD. So at least I don't have to worry about leukemia or anything like that....
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